“A better service than Netflix… and it’s free for Australians!”? No, it’s not.
An advertisement for MovieFlix has been doing the rounds on social media, but don’t be fooled, it is actually an elaborate ploy to steal your credit card details.
The phishing scam leads users to a fake article that claims to have been shared and commented on by thousands of users, along with a still photo of an apparent news bulletin. The advertisement has been picked up by Western Australia’s Consumer Protection Department and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch team and identified as a scam.
It is a good reminder that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, and to never hand over sensitive information, including credit card details to unknown sources.
For more information on other types of scams that are affecting South Australians and prevention advice, head over to www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/scams-and-cybercrime